Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Seed to Stage Academy: Ableton Wizard School

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/04/2018 - 04/06/2018
8:30 am - 5:15 pm

Location
OM Sanctuary


Date: Wednesday – Friday, April 4th-6th

Location: OM Sanctuary

Tuition:$500 (payment plan available)

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THE WORLD IS READY TO BE INSPIRED BY YOUR MUSIC (Ableton Wizard School the Seed To Stage Academy): 

Students  have the option to perform a mini set  featuring the musical set they created at STS Academy at the state of the art music venue Ellington Underground in Downtown Asheville to a built in crowd from Papadosio’s 2 night run at the Orange Peel! Photo’s and mini video of the performance will be taken for the student to use to build their artist social pages.

TWO CURATED PATHS TO CHOOSE FROM

Considering the wide variety of knowledge levels, two different instructional paths are offered. One for beginners and one for advanced Ableton users. Review the following information to choose the path most suited to your needs and knowledge level.

BEGINNER

Designed for users who are within their first couple years of use with Ableton Live. Intended to be a super-charged crash course to rapidly expand knowledge of the software and familiarity with many core concepts. This path is intended to be a launchpad for new musicians trying to get their careers off to a running start.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Basic Ableton Workflow
  • Beatmaking
  • Recording Audio
  • Midi Controllers
  • Remixing Tactics
  • Virtual Instruments
  • Session & Arrangement View
  • Live Performance Methods

ADVANCED

For seasoned Ableton users who wish to rapidly and efficiently deepen their knowledge base of this revolutionary DAW providing enhanced workflows for music composition and production, sound design and synthesis, mixing and even mastering. Advanced live performance setups using various midi controllers and specialized methodology is also offered.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Advanced Sound Design
  • Synthesis Techniques
  • Dynamics and Parallel Processing
  • Advanced Midi Control
  • Songwriting / Composition Methods
  • Advanced Mixing Concepts
  • Sound Treatment / Home Studio Design
  • Advanced Live Performance Methods
 THE BEAUTIFUL OM SANCTUARY

The Academy is hosted by the amazing OM Sanctuary, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 54 acre campus just above the French Broad River, 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown. Asheville, NC is a premier national destination for wellness, eco-tourism, mountain heritage, the arts, and local, independent restaurants offering organic farm-to-table fare. OM Sanctuary offers beautiful surroundings, hiking trails, and an incredibly functional space for high level learning!

ELEVATE AND IGNITE YOUR CAREER

Now, through the Seed To Stage academy, we are giving you the opportunity to absorb a unique distillation of technical Ableton skills, gain insider industry knowledge, and master the elusive mindset for consistent finished tracks and self motivation.

The Seed To Stage academy is an “Ableton Wizard School” that will enable you to take the music out of your head and onto the stage. But, this isn’t just a dry course on mixing skills. This is a full holistic examination of the journey to produce, perform, and inspire others.

Seed to Stage academy is your opportunity to learn with us for 3 whole days at an absolutely beautiful retreat center and connect more deeply with your friends, colleagues, and community. With 2 course tracks available for beginning or more advanced Ableton artists, your experience will be customized to match your skill level.

DAILY ACADEMY SCHEDULE
  •  8AM-9:30AM – BREAKFAST
  • 10AM-12PM – FIRST DAILY CLASS (SEPARATE BEGINNER AND ADVANCED COURSES)
  • 12PM – 2PM – LUNCH AND FREE / WORK TIME
  • 2PM – 4PM – SECOND DAILY CLASS (SEPARATE BEGINNER AND ADVANCED COURSES)
  • 4PM – 7PM – FREE TIME / DINNER IN ASHEVILLE
  • 7PM – 10PM – COLLECTIVE GROUP WORK TIME WITH PERSONAL TUTORING (ALL TOGETHER WORKING IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HEADPHONES WHILE TEACHERS FLOAT AROUND FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANCE)

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

ANTHONY THOGMARTIN

Anthony has been creating music with Ableton Live for over a decade with his band Papadosio and his solo project EarthCry. Solving the issues related to using the software onstage as well as in the studio has presented him with many solutions that he has been teaching though his Seed to Stage Youtube Channel. In the short time that the channel has been around, the feedback has been incredible! The need for specialized training and one on one time has driven him to create this Academy so he can pass on the knowledge he has acquired. Education has become a true passion of his and he hopes to continue down this path as far as it will lead.

DAVID KRANTZ

David has been creating music with Ableton since 2007 in a variety of contexts and projects, but is best known for his solo work as Futexture. Based in Asheville, NC, he has taught synthesis and production workshops for Moog Music, LEAF, and the YMCA among others. He serves as the Director of Psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center where he designs audio programs for deep relaxation and meditation. Endlessly fascinated by sound and the infinite ways it can be manipulated, David enjoys sharing his knowledge with others so they can make music that’s more closely aligned with “how they think it should sound.” If he had to choose, his favorite sound would be water.

 DISCOUNTED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACADEMY STUDENTS!

OM Sanctuary has been kind enough to offer discounted lodging for Seed to Stage Academy students! A 15% discount on lodging rooms for Wednesday and Thursday April 4th & 5th.

Reserve a room: please call guest services @ (828)252-7313 or email Liz at [email protected].

Reserve a massage: email Mary at [email protected]

During this program all guests have access to OM Sanctuary’s contemplative destinations: the Serenity Garden and Waterfall, the 41 woodland acreage with a Tranquility Trail and the Renewal Wellness Center. These common areas are cell phone free zones, to allow for meditation. To provide the best allergy free environment, OM Sanctuary is a pet free and smoke free campus. Children age 12 and over are welcome if they are participating in a program.
 
OM Sanctuary is excited to welcome the Wizard School this spring!